Thesis Chemistry to build Iowa biorefinery using stover lignin

Thesis Chemistry has selected a 40-acre site in Nevada, Iowa, for a proposed biorefinery center that will produce a range of biobased chemicals derived from corn stover lignin sourced as a byproduct of cellulosic ethanol production in the state.
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Isobutanol blend performs well in marine tests

An isobutanol gasoline blend, provided by Gevo Inc., tested well as an alternative marine fuel according the report released Nov. 18 by two boating organizations.
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Carbon financing announced for CleanStar Mozambique project

A multi-million Certified Emissions Reduction financing agreement was announced Nov. 23 between Bank of America Merrill Lynch and a project to produce ethanol for clean cooking stoves in Africa.
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Super committee failure sends Farm Bill back to drawing board

The 12-member super committee declared defeat just days ahead of its deadline to deliver a 10-year debt reduction plan to Congress, effectively killing a tentative 2012 Farm Bill proposal put together largely in secret.
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Researchers boost switchgrass potential with corn gene

Searching for a way to get around lignin and produce cost-efficient advanced, researchers introduced a maize gene into switchgrass. The result was a 250 percent increase in the amount of starch and easier extraction of fermentable sugars.
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Report offers advanced biofuels primer to investors

Financial services company Raymond James published an industry brief in early November discussing the status and potential of the second-generation biofuels industry. The report is a follow up to a similar analysis published by the company in April.
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New yeast strain produces higher ethanol volume from pine

University of Georgia researchers developed new yeast that produces higher volume of ethanol from pine with results published on Nov. 10 in the online journal Biotechnology for Biofuels.
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